Chemistry

A chemistry course is your ticket to understanding the world around you! It can also lead to an exciting career. From agriculture to zoology, from production to sales, in a forest, on a highway, or in a hospital, chemistry is everywhere and touches our lives in countless ways!

Chemistry can be interesting and fun, too. Understanding chemicals whether those in your own home or at a chemical plant will be important to you throughout your life. You will need to make decisions about what cars to buy, medications to take, and legislation that affects your environment. Having a good understanding of the chemistry involved will help you make the best choice for your lifestyle.

A career in chemistry will provide you the opportunity to contribute in many specialized areas: the environment, manufacturing, medicine, transportation, polymers, teaching, safety, and law enforcement, for example. Work activities for the chemist can vary from collecting field samples to writing for a technical journal.

Course Offerings

Course TitleCourse DescriptionCourse Number
General Chemistry I Laboratory. (1) Corequisite: CHE 1213 A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in CHE 1213. Two lab hours per week.CHE1211
General Chemistry I. (3) Prerequisite: High school chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (CHE 1313), or Physical Science Survey (PHY 2243 or PHY 2253), and College Algebra (MAT 1313) or higher level mathematics taken concurrently. Corequisite: CHE 1211 A lecture course that covers atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and chemical formulas, chemical reactions, mole concept and stoichiometry, bonding, and gases. Three lecture hours per week.CHE1213
General Chemistry I and Laboratory. (4) Prerequisites: High school chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (CHE 1313), or Physical Science Survey (PHY 2243 or PHY 2253), and College Algebra (MAT 1313) or higher level mathematics taken concurrently. Corequis A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and chemical formulas, chemical reactions, mole concept and stoichiometry, bonding, and gases. A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture class. Three lecture and 2 lab hours per week.CHE1214
General Chemistry II Laboratory. (1) Prerequisites: CHE 1211 and CHE 1213 Corequisite: CHE 1223 A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in CHE 1223. Two lab hours per week.CHE1221
General Chemistry II. (3) Prerequisites: CHE 1211 and grade of ?C? or better in CHE 1213. Corequisite: CHE 1221 A lecture course that covers solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry, and electrochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.CHE1223
General Chemistry II and Laboratory. (4) Prerequisites: CHE 1211 and grade of ?C? or better in CHE 1213. Corequisite: CHE 1221 A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry, and electrochemistry. Three lecture and 2 lab hours per week.CHE1224
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I. (1) Corequisite: CHE 1313 A laboratory course that contains experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in CHE 1313. Two lab hours per week.CHE1311
Principles of Chemistry I. (3) Prerequisite: A score of 16 on the Reading portion of the Enhanced ACT or REA 0123 with a grade of ?C? or better. A lecture course that emphasizes basic terminology, measurement, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, energy and states of matter. Three lecture hours per week.CHE1313
Principles of Chemistry with Laboratory. (4) Prerequisite: A score of 16 on the Reading portion of the Enhanced ACT or REA 0123 with a grade of ?C? or better. A combined lecture and laboratory course that emphasizes basic terminology, measurement, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, energy and states of matter. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three lecture and two lab hours per week.CHE1314
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. (1) Prerequisites: CHE 1221 and CHE 1223 Corequisite: CHE 2423 A laboratory course that acquaints students with important manipulations and procedures, and the preparation and study of organic compounds being introduced in CHE 2423. Two lab hours per week.CHE2421
Organic Chemistry I. (3) Prerequisites: CHE 1221 and CHE 1223 with a grade of ?C? or better. Corequisite: CHE 2421 A lecture course that covers carbon chemistry, bonding structure and behavior, aliphatic compounds, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. Three lecture hours per week.CHE2423
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. (2) Prerequisites: CHE 2421 and CHE 2423 Corequisite: CHE 2433 A Laboratory course that acquaints students with important manipulations and procedures, as well as the preparation and study of aromatic and complex organic compounds being introduced in CHE 2433. Two lab hours per week.CHE2431
Organic Chemistry II. (3) Prerequisites: CHE 2421 and CHE 2423 with a grade of ?C? or better. Corequisite: CHE 2423 A lecture course that covers spectroscopy, aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds and other complex compounds, with emphasis on reactions, reaction mechanisms, and nomenclature. Three lab hours per week.CHE2433